About Tricia

News: Some big news to share.

Wild Apples, Knoll’s collection of poems about downsizing, moving 3,000 miles from Oregon to Vermont, living alone in the Vermont woods during Covid, and welcoming two grandsons is available now from Fernwood Press. Also available on Amazon.com and at your favorite book store.

Poetry reading: Voices of Women Poets April 3, 2024, 7pm at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier Vermont (135 Main Street). Tricia Knoll joins Cindy Hill and Samantha Kolber to read poems to unite the celebration of Women’s History Month with Poetry Month.

Other poetry news:

Recent essay:

A list of Knoll’s online poems.

Bio: Tricia Knoll has been writing poetry since the age of 12. She began submitting poetry for publication after retiring. Ten poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and one for Best of Net. 

Her first published poem was in 1970 in a tabloid called View from the Bottom. Then for 40 years, she wrote promotional or education materials to earn a living. More than 300 of her haiku and poems have appeared in online or print journals and poetry anthologies. Visit the “books” tab for introductions to her collected works. 

Described in bytes: Mother, grandmother, wife, feminist, dancer, weight lifter, Master Gardener. She writes eco-poetry, lyric and narrative poetry and haiku. In 2015 Tricia wrote her thoughts on feminism for The Persimmon Tree Journal and in 2016 a contribution to Trish Hopkinson’s blog  on why she regrets waiting until after retirement to begin writing  seriously.

Eco-poetry? Poetry  that highlights  connectedness in nature, responsibility to care for the world we’ve been given, help to remember what we have lost – and encourages holding up hope for doing no more harm. Knoll’s poem “Gray Whale” is included in the 2018 anthology Fire and Rain – Eco-Poetry of California out from Scarlet Tanager Press.